The remotely controlled demolition machine manufacturer Brokk has updated its Brokk 120 Diesel Mark 2, believed to be the world’s smallest diesel-driven demolition robot. This compact machine, which can operate independently for over eight hours, was launched at the recent World of Concrete show.
Atlas Copco has added two bucket crushers BC 2100 and BC 5300 weighing 2t and 5.3t for use on carriers weighing 18t to 54t. They can be used as an alternative to a mobile jaw crusher for small demolition, recycling and road construction applications, offering flexibility of operating reach, depending on the mobility of the carrier.
Superabrasive, the manufacturer of LAVINA, has recently introduced new propane-powered LAVINA grinders, including a 32-inch, six-head propane grinder L32G-X and a 38-inch remote-controlled L38GR-X. Both models are featuring chain-driven forced planetary drive, powerful Kawasaki FX921V engine, integrated weights and adjustable grinding pressure. These propane machines do not require any electrical wiring or generators, and take no time to set up on the job site.
The WaterJet Technology Association and the Industrial and Municipal Cleaning Association have released the first edition Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment (formerly Recommended Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment).
Atlas Copco will initiate work in order to propose to the Annual General Meeting 2018 to decide on a split of the Group into two listed companies, Atlas Copco and “NewCo” (working name), and to distribute NewCo to the shareholders.
In the US Dust Control Technology is complementing its existing line of stationary dust suppression rings with the ability to produce an unlimited array of geometric shapes, bars or other configurations, customized to the needs of specific applications.
In Canada, Montreal-based Major Wire Industries, has expanded its sales force to include four new dealers in the US, supplying its line of screen media solutions for aggregate, mining and recycling operations.
In November, prices for ferrous scrap in the US rose for the first time since April, following an announcement that a former chief executive of Nucor, the country’s largest steelmaker, had been appointed to President-elect Trump’s transition team. In China, a national government programme aimed at recycling old cars is underway fuelling demand for scrap recycling equipment. This is very good news for manufacturers of scrap shears. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
In the past three years Husqvarna Construction Products has transformed the Shijiazhuang factory in the Hebei region of China to one of the most efficient and sustainable plants in the Husqvarna Group. Jan Hermansson reports.
Chicago Pneumatic has launched the RX12 rig-mounted hydraulic breaker for carriers between 9t and 15t and provides 10% increase in output power and a 28% increase in impact energy over its predecessor.
In the US tracked vehicle manufacturer Prinoth has added the Panther T14R rotating dumper. The Panther T14R allows the continuous rotation of the upper portion of the vehicle independent from the undercarriage.
BAIER has been manufacturing power tools since 1938. Located near Stuttgart, Germany, Baier has been very successful in over 60 countries and is now expanding into the USA. Baier products are manufactured only in Germany and is known worldwide for its outstanding quality. The defect rate for Baier tools at an extremely low 0.3%; makes it almost a perfect tool.
Diamond consumables are the bread and butter of the concrete sawing and surface preparation industries. Choosing a tool that would fit a job’s specific requirements is paramount and the choice keeps growing every year. Andrei Bushmarin reviews some of the latest additions in the diamond tooling sector.
Diatop Sama, a family-owned Korean company, has been manufacturing diamond consumables for 21 years. Despite its modest size of only 22 employees, it is a strong international player selling its products to over 30 countries. Andrei Bushmarin reports on his visit to the company in Daegu.
Where are we now? Where are we heading? Where did we come from? How big is the concrete cutting industry and how much is it worth? This year’s Concrete Cutting Survey attempts to answer some of these questions. PDi editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports.